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Mama's Cinnamon Rugelach

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 dozen 1x
  • Category: cookies


This time-tested, family recipe is a favorite holiday treat. Passed off as a Christmas cookie for years, Cinnamon Rugelach are great anytime.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Cut butter into flour, as if making a pie crust.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolk and sour cream well.
  3. Add flour mixture and mix until blended.
  4. Divide dough into three parts (balls).
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least three hours.
  6. Prepare filling by combining sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Preheat oven to 375°.
  7. Working with one portion at a time, roll dough into a circle 1/8" thick.
  8. Brush each circle lightly with melted butter and spread one-third of filling on each.
  9. Cut each circle into 16 wedges, like a pizza.
  10. Starting from the large end of each wedge, roll up toward point (jelly roll fashion).
  11. Place cookies on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  12. Cool on racks and store in covered tins.
  13. Sprinkle with confectionary sugar before serving

Keywords: cookie, treat, dessert, cinnamon, Christmas, dough, pie, holiday

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